intensive care myopathy


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Related to intensive care myopathy: Critical Illness Myopathy

intensive care myopathy

Muscular flaccidity occurring in patients undergoing treatment for life-threatening illnesses, most often those who have received high doses of steroids, or paralytic drugs, or both. The condition may result in failure to wean the patient from mechanical ventilation. Synonym: critical illness myopathy
See also: myopathy
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